Ben Holland

Ben Holland

2nd Grade Lead Teacher

I’m a Southern California native with an extensive background in both the arts and education. Growing up in the arts, it seemed inevitable that I’d either develop a career in fine art, music, or film, so I eventually decided to work toward a B.A. in film production at California State University Northridge, which I completed in 2005. In early 2010 I sought a career change and fell into teaching preschool, which up to that point, was the only job I ever truly loved. I discovered my creativity, sensitivity, and expressive nature were highly effective tools for collaborating with children. I worked as a preschool teacher for nearly two and a half years and decided to take what seemed like the next logical step; working toward my multiple subject teaching credential. I have since completed my Teaching Credential at Antioch University Los Angeles but consider myself a life-long learner and am returning to Antioch for my Masters in Education. The philosophies and practices I’ve developed and nurtured over the years in regards to teaching are so in sync with Citizens of the World. I am so excited to begin his sixth collaboration with the incredibly special and unique group of educators, students, families, and communities that is CWC Mar Vista.